Children shown railway dangers

School children will be given the chance to witness the dangers of playing on the railways at an event which involves mock scenarios today. Actors will rein act scenarios of stone throwing and trespassing on the lines.

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Railways dangers event will be 'as realistic as possible'

Inspector Lee Gordon from the Safer Travel Partnership said today's railway dangers event will involve a "high level of interaction with the schoolchildren". He said:

This year, we will have three very different scenarios, focussing on rail, bus and road issues, as we work with our partners at West Midlands Fire Service to deliver key safety messages to 1,700 Year 8 and 9 youngsters who will be taking part next week.

Additionally, there will also be a Forum Theatre element with drama students from Great Barr performing a play to further drive home the message that Anti-Social Behaviour on public transport has a negative impact on other passengers and communities.

Once again, we want this to be as realistic as possible to underline the dangers that can exist on the railway, on buses and on roads.

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